Many people purchase or own homes that have been around for ages, either because they have been passed down from generations or have been purchased off the market in the traditional sense. While these homes represent a strong sense of history and display beautiful architecture, they are not always up to speed in terms of modern convenience. Many homeowners love the historic value and look of their homes but want to modifying them to either open space, make them more energy efficient, or modernize for the use of contemporary appliances and convenience. This can be done by a renovation company that is certified and experienced in historical renovation.
Historic renovation is the process of remodeling or altering a home whose age and design fit into category of historical homes.
Some of these homes are registered (or can be registered) with the state to be classified as historic for various reasons and others simply have just been built with a particular historical design or architecture in mind.
The Historic Renovation Process
The process of renovating a home that fits into one of the two categories listed in the former can be tricky. Many companies will boast that they “can do it” but aren’t experienced in the process or familiar with that particular set of rules and guidelines that are attributed to historical remodeling. Choosing a company that is well versed and familiar with this process is essential to preserving the character of your home while creating new life for it.
Popular Areas of the Historic Home to Renovate
The most common areas of a historic home that undergo renovation are the kitchen, bathrooms, and regions that house ducts, water pipes, and electrical wiring.
The reason these are so common is because some older homes were not built in a time of convenient heating or cooling and have minimal convenience in terms of electrical use when compared to modern homes. Because of this, historic home owners or potential buyers become unjustifiably discouraged. However when a proper historic renovation is done these areas are modified to modernize your home, but not alter its ultimate character and design. Laying new wires and pipes through walls, installing new appliances, and creating air ducts for heating and cooling are often done so your home has modern comfort with classic style.
Bathrooms are often very common where pipes are replaced, new fixtures are installed, and things like new toilets or bathtubs are set in place while still maintaining the majority of original architecture and design.
With the effective use of an experienced historical home remodeler having to choose between a modern home and historical home can be eliminated the result of which is a home that emanates both. By keeping the historic value of your home intact while simultaneously modernizing it you create a new comfortable residence whose uniqueness permeates the entire property.